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Today's News

  • Eminence Christian Church is seeing green

    General Manager

    For years, he said, Bill Brammell has been irritated by something that's seemingly harmless - plastic communion cups. It has bothered him enough that he stopped taking communion at Eminence Christian Church 10 years ago.

    The move was part of something that's been an important issue for Brammell - living in a sustainable, environmentally friendly fashion.

  • Brief: Alive at 25

    Alive at 25 is a driver improvement course designed to help inexperienced drivers take control of driving situations through small group activities, discussion and role-playing. This free class will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 16) at Henry County High School. In Alive at 25 you will study:

    Seeing how inexperience, peer pressure, distraction and underestimation of risk cause unique driving hazards;

    Watch Real Streets, three video case studies of inexperienced drivers facing difficult situations;

  • Ladycats play in premier softball tournament in Kentucky

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats didn't get as many wins as they would have liked at the Sports Warehouse Classic - the premier tournament in the state, held at Owensboro Catholic High School over the weekend - but it wasn't a complete disappointed either.

    The Cats earned one win against "very tough" opponents, put themselves in position to win a few more games and, more importantly, improved their swing while facing some overpowering pitchers.

  • Gas fueling food costs

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    See that banana? It has a story.

    Wrapped in a yellow peel, its journey likely began on an Equador plantation. Then chop. Wrap. Ship. Consume.

    That's the condensed version, anyway.

    Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves. It's shipped in refrigerated crates for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold.

  • County needs better connectivity

    Why is it that Henry County can't attract new businesses, so there can be local jobs for local people?

    According to the Ky Deskbook of Economic Statistics, 59 percent of Henry County's workforce is employed out of the county, and 46.3 percent of them travel more than 30 minutes to get to their job destinations.

    The cost of living is going up daily, due largely to the gas crisis. The spending power of a paycheck is dwindling, but just how much of it is going to the increased cost of just getting to work?

  • Solved mystery draws NY Times to Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    A nine-year-old mystery — solved this week by authorities — has reportedly lured a New York Times reporter to Kentucky to recount the story.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said he would meet with a representative from the nation's largest paper today in Frankfort, to discuss the case.

    It involves the identity of a murder victim, who was reportedly beaten and shot on an eastern Jefferson County farm in 1998, after a cocaine deal went wrong.

  • Historical Society starting 2008 season

    The Henry County Historical Society will begin the 2008 season with perhaps its most ambitious program to date. An exciting evening of color, drama, fun and history will all come together with the presentation of "Derby Through the Decades," a showing of vintage clothing from the very first Derby in the 1880s through the year 2000.

  • Trying times for Warriors

    The Eminence Warriors made history on the baseball diamond last Monday night - though it's not the kind they hope will land them a spot on the ESPN highlight show.

    In case you haven't heard, the Warriors took a lopsided 58-0 loss to Anderson County, which broke the Kentucky high school record for most runs scored in a single game, passing Powell County's 44 from 1986. And the 33 runs Eminence allowed during the first inning put Anderson at No. 2 in that category, trailing Middlesboro's 36 from 1984.

  • Let's think like adults, not children

    During the Eminence City Council meeting Monday night, two city council members were lauded for sticking to their guns and their original votes on the issue of the city's swimming pool.

    They should be commended. Sticking to one's beliefs in the face of a room full of folks with opinions on both sides of the issue is an admirable attitude.

  • Community Calendar for April 16, 2008

    Wednesday, April 16

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children's Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.